Mirage Radio Yachts

MIRAGE RADIO YACHTS is proud to announce the release of its new IOM design Maxim.

The Maxim is a development of the very successful Cheinz design and is the result of many hours of computer design work comparing each design change with previous results.
It has the qualities of easy handling and ability to handle the top end requirements of each rig but at the same time improve the lower wind strength capabilities. Something that a number of modern designs do not cope well with.

It incorporates a slightly wider waterline beam to give it more form stability, and more reverse angle on the topside above the chine from the mast area to the stern. The sheerline has been lowered from amidships back to reduce the volume of the hull.

The foredeck has been redesigned to overhang the bulkhead to give added support to the mast.

Internally all the electrics are now placed on a tray situated at the pitching moment of the hull to minimize hobbyhorsing.The winch is now fitted under the deck on this tray.

The Maxim is fitted with a narrower section fin and this together with the low drag rudder has contributed to the increase in downwind speed.

These appendages are part of the improved overall package and are the result of testing each individual component to ensure they contribute to an increase in performance.

In only its second major regatta 2 Maxim's finished 2nd and 3rd. The second placed boat only 1 point from first .Both skippers were very excited about the Maxim's performance in its early days, and are looking forward to the next event. With further fine tuning the performance can only improve.

Both skippers commented on the easy handling and turning ability of the hull.

Mirage Radio Yachts is now able to take orders for the Maxim.

Please contact Jeff Byerley via email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or ph on 613 62655432 or 0401026216 for any other details you may require.

RG65 - Continues to do well finishing 1st,2nd,3rd in New Zealand RG65 Championship.


Sails & Masts


The sail making side of things has also changed slightly with new profiles proving very good.

I have found a supply of mylar film that has a very smooth finish and is producing very nice sails.



I have in stock the 11.0mm x .5mm High tensile aluminium masts for IOMís, which are performing really well.

News Flash!!!

5 May: Mirage Radio Yachts new Marblehead design, Mantra - see photo gallery

23 Apr: Now available for sale.Sail cloth. Melinex 377 in 50 and 75 micron weights. This is the genuine material not the Polymex type.

Also now in stock PG High Tensile masts 11.0mm x .6mm wall thickness. In Blue and Black.

Recent Results

2015 IOM's

Guillermo Beltri won the Spanish Championships & Paul Jones won the NSW GP Round 3 by large margins

2015 Nordic IOM Championships; 1st Place Soren Andresen (Denmark), sailing his new Mojo in it's first regatta.

On the Australian scene Paul Jones won Rd 2 of the GP Series at Lake MacQuarie with his Mojo. More than 20 points clear of second place.

Central Qld Championships - First place Mirage Mojo sailed by Paul Jones

NSW GP Rd 1 at Kogarah Bay March 28th/29th - First Place Mirage Mojo sailed by Paul Jones Fifth place Mirage Mojo sailed by Greg Torpy.

(First time sailed).

Marblehead News

2015 Australian Nationals held in March.

First place Mirage Mantra.A new design from Mirage.

The boat was sailed for the first time in the first race and went on to win the event in conditions that varied from light breeze to strong winds. Well done Dave Turton!.


  • 1st, 2nd in Canadian Nationals
  • 1st, 3rd NSW Championship
  • 1st, 3rd Australian IOM Championship
  • 1st French Nationals RG65
  • 1st, 2nd Scottish Wooden Boat Championship
  • RG65 US Nationals; Missile 1st and 4th. Tony Gonsalves and Gary Boell.
  • IOM   NZ Nationals; Mojo 2nd (Rob Nelson). First major event.
  • IOM   NSW  GP Round; Cheinz 1st. Paul Jones.
  • IOM   Swedish Nationals; Cheinz 1st. Soren Andresen